You may think that the investment of buying a new water heater is out of your budget currently, but with the many options for water heaters that exist, and the amount of money that you could be saving monthly on your bill, it just might be worth looking into. Many people have the mindset that if something isn’t broke, there’s no need to fix it. However, just because something is still functionally working, does not mean that it is effectively or efficiently working. There may be updated versions, or better quality products that would make upgrading what you currently have a wise decision.
OUT WITH THE OLD…
Do you know how old your water heater is? Ask anyone and that probably is not a piece of information that they know offhand. Do you know how to check the age of your water heater? Most often, there will be a serial number on the unit, and you can contact the manufacturer or company to help determine the age.
If your water heater happens to be over 15 years old, it’s time to update. In the past couple of years, water heaters have changed and become increasingly more efficient. Older units may not be up to building code or standards, may pose potential risks, or may just not be operating as well as they could be. Even if it’s not “broken,” you may not be getting what you are paying for.
Think about it this way. If you owned a company, and you had an employee whose wages steadily went up over the years, however, their work ethic and effectiveness around the office went down, would you want to continue to pay them? Your water heater is your employee in this scenario. Don’t keep paying a slacker.
IN WITH THE NEW…
As mentioned before, the past few years have seen many changes to water heaters. Even if you go back just a decade to compare, you will see a tremendous difference. With the technology these days, it has become easier to make smarter and more efficient appliances.
When upgrading your water heater, there are many options. Trying to compare and decide for yourself may become overwhelming. Consult with the experts at Active Plumbing & Air Conditioning in order to get the best option for you and your household. When you get the most efficient water heater for your circumstance, you should start to notice a change in your bill amount almost immediately. Getting the right fit really pays off!
Contact us with your water heater questions today!